The Agua Negra River is an important tributary of the Sécure River. This clear, shallow stream runs from east to west and offers easy, accessible wading. The Lower Agua Negra has features similar to a floodplain river (low gradient) but its water is clear and runs slowly. The river meanders through a valley with numerous sandy beaches, deep runs, and cover to hold strong populations of dorado and yatorana. The upper sector of the Agua Negra is one of Tsimane’s jewels, thanks to its excellent number and size of dorado, pacú, and yatorana. This is an ideal place for anglers that want to sight cast, due to the clear shallow waters and rocky bottom. Fishing in this section of the Agua Negra is done by walking upstream and sight fishing in low waters, as well as prospecting for fish in runs and deep pools. To be successful on these waters you must use a floating line, long leaders, and a delicate presentation.
The middle section of the high Sécure River runs from Ushwea Village to the confluence of the Chimoro and Sécure Rivers. The fishing here is conducted by wading downstream, and we travel via dugout canoes, poled or engine-powered. The middle section of the Sécure River is shallow and open, with flats in sandy river banks, similar to the rivers further down on the plains. Its clear waters gradually become stained due to tributaries that sweep sediments in from the high plateau. The logs, sunken trees, and subsurface structure are the perfect ambush points for a large number of big dorado.
The Chimoro comes down from the same mountain range as Agua Negra River. This small, crystal-clear stream holds a large population of average-size dorado (up to 15 pounds) and a great deal of yatorana. Its main characteristic is that anglers have the very entertaining opportunity to fish with light gear (a five-weight rod), small streamers, and even dry flies to catch good-sized yatoranas. A 12-pound dorado on a five-weight rod in such a small stream like the Chimoro is an unforgettable experience!
The Agua Negra is a very comfortable jungle lodge, built entirely from sustainable wood cut from the nearby jungle. Anglers also the option to stay at out-camps at the headwaters of Agua Negra and one-day hikes to Chimoro stream.
The lodge features 3 tent cabins, for up to 4 anglers + 1 host.
Guests enjoy double rooms with private bathrooms, spring box beds, hot water, and electricity
International cuisine paired with stellar Argentinean, Chilean, and Bolivian wines in a finely-fashioned living and dining room
All-inclusive bar: liquor, spirits and special drinks